Reviews of topical problems

The puzzle of the γ→α and other phase transitions in cerium

 a, b,  c, b
a Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electro Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii prosp. 31, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobevy Gory, Moscow, 119899, Russian Federation
c Institute for High Pressure Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow, Russian Federation

We discuss recent research on phase transitions in cerium under pressure, including new experiments on the γ→α transition, which indicate that it is a hidden structural phase transition. We also discuss some models of relevance to the field, both theoretical and computational.

Text can be downloaded in Russian. English translation is available on IOP Science.
PACS: 61.50.Ks, 64.70.K−, 71.10.−w, 71.27.+a, 71.70.Jp, 76.80.+y, 81.30.−t (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0182.201207b.0701
Citation: Nikolaev A V, Tsvashchenko A V "The puzzle of the γ→α and other phase transitions in cerium" Phys. Usp. 55 657–680 (2012)
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Received: 23rd, May 2011, revised: 26th, March 2012, 11th, May 2012

Оригинал: Николаев А В, Цвященко А В «Загадка γ → α и других фазовых переходов в церии» УФН 182 701–726 (2012); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0182.201207b.0701

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